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I’m mad, mad as hell

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You should be. And the President should be, too.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Horror loop

Less than 24 hours after rains brought by Tropical Storm “Mario” submerged the metropolis, causing the evacuation of thousands of families and damage to many households, the floodwaters were mostly gone. The rains having moved to the north, the floods subsided, leaving behind muck and tons of garbage.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The ‘disaster capital’?

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Sometimes, it seems like we’re the “disaster capital” of the world. No sooner had Tropical Storm “Mario” exited the Philippine area of responsibility than newspaper headlines returned to the possible eruption of Mayon Volcano, which had been spewing ominous clouds of ash, steam and vapor days before.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Love—and music—in a time of disaster

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An urban poor community of ramshackle shanties and perennially flooded alleys is hardly the usual setting for a musical. Neither are the themes of frustration and injustice, inchoate dreams and constricted ambitions, class and poverty considered material for a rock opera.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Atienza, Osmeña on floods, traffic, DAP

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Floods are again expected as Typhoon “Glenda” barrels into the Philippines. While the Bicol region will feel the brunt of the typhoon, it is expected to bring heavy rains to Metro Manila, which means floods will, as usual, engulf many streets and homes. How can we prevent floods after every heavy rainfall?

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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